Wednesday, 23 March 2011

Autumn quilt progress

What a beautiful day we are having here in Ireland. The sun is shining and Spring has sprung! The down side is, I am dosed (head and chest) and the sun is showing me a sadly neglected house and I haven't the energy to sort it!

Soooo I am going to lose myself in the quilting world and try to forget:)

Firstly, thanks to everyone who took an interest to comment on my requst for advice re quilting my tree quilt two posts back. I greatly appreciate all the advice and will hopefully get to applying it soon.

As you have probably gathered, life is quite hectic around here. My new job (although only 10hrs/week) is a steep learning curve requiring extra reading etc at home, but I am hoping it will even itself out eventually, but in combination with my other roles, stitching is getting pushed out.......believe me, I entend to get that rightified pretty quickly or this wife/mummy won't be as good a wife/mummy. This mummy needs her stitching to keep her stress free:)

I just wanted to show my progress with my Autumn quilt by 'Heart to Hand' The photo's don't do the textures or colours true justice at all,

The first row is all but finished apart from the jagged edge on the basket block(pinned bit) I'm thinking of changing that to a lighted colour to make it a bit more noticeable against the background.

And both together....

My final little project is this little cross-stitch; a free pattern from the very generous Betty of 'Primitive Betty's'-this stitched up quickly and was a nice diversion. Just need to get it stitched into a little pillow. I used a tea dyed prairie cloth to stitch on.

I appologise for not having had time to visit many of your blogs, but I am hoping that will all change soon too and I can get a workable balance going on here,

Here's for a great week,

Shazy x


  1. Ohhh that quilt is coming along beautifully!
    The pumpkins are fab!
    Poor you, dosed and stressed - stitch yourself well!
    I got that little x stitch done too!
    Have a nicer end to the week!

  2. Love your wool blocks!! Wow, you are really making awesome progress. It's going to be so beautiful when you get it done!!

  3. My kind of project. It is wonderful! I am going to look at the pattern for the quilt.

  4. Oooh! Love that quilt!

  5. Blocks are looking fab and I love your Easter cross-stitch - it will make up into a really nice little pillow - don't forget to show it again when you've finished it.

    Love Julia xx

  6. I love your quilt. All the blocks are so different, yet look super together. Nice work! Don't you love Betty's freebies...she's the greatest! Good luck with the job and I hope you find your needed stitching time soon!!!

  7. Hey there :)
    LOVE your Autumn blocks, all soooo lovely I can't pick a favourite!
    Take care of yourself, get some rest ... an a chocolae bar ;) ... I always find a chocolate bar helps!!
    Hugs Wendy x

  8. Me again,
    Can you tell its late??
    Soooo late I can't spell Chocolate!!
    Maybe I need a C h o c o l a t e bar ;)
    Hugs Wendy x

  9. I love your Autumn quilt - the wool looks wonderful! I might just have to put this pattern into my list of projects to do now that I've seen yours! Thanks for sharing!

  10. Hey Miss Shazy,
    I've tried to comment on here 3 or 4 times now and blogger wouldn't let it go thru, so hopefully this time.
    Your quilt looks amazing! Love the colors and the design~ lots of work, but well worth the effort. I may have to add it to my list! LOL

    Have a great day sweetie!

  11. Hi!
    I just bought the pattern at Road to California...I will start mine when I am finished with Settler's Pride! Your blocks are stunning!! Heart to Hand's booth had this (and the Christmas Quilt) on display! Took my breath away it was so beautiful!! Your's is going to be gorgeous!
    Take care!

  12. I love love love that quilt!!! it is absolutely gorgeous!!!!

  13. Sorry you have not been feeling well, hope you are better by now!

    Shazy, the autumn quilt is beautiful! I love the colors you used and the designs are adorable! Can't wait to see the finished quilt.